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A growing number of pediatric sports medicine groups warn that when a child focuses on a single sport before age 15 or 16, they increase their risk of injury and burnout — and don't boost their overall success in that sport. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Student Athletes Who Specialize Early Are Injured More Often, Study Finds

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The missing teens are Aristide Irambona, 18 (clockwise from top left), Nice Munezero, 17, Audrey Mwamikazi, 17, Don Ingabire, 16, Richard Irakoze, 18, and Kevin Sabumukiza, 17. DC Metropolitan Police Department hide caption

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Kids Struggling With Addiction Need School, Too, But There Are Few Options

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Every Senior At This Struggling High School Was Accepted To College

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A DIYgirls team from San Fernando Senior High School created a device that uses solar power to sanitize a tent using antibacterial UV lights. Courtesy of DIYGirls hide caption

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All-Girls Teen Engineering Team Creates A Solar-Powered Tent For Homeless People

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Michelle Griffith is one of about a thousand adult learners at Motlow State Community College outside of Nashville, Tenn. Emily Siner/WPLN hide caption

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The First State To Offer Free Community College To Nearly Every Adult

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The Goodwill Excel Center in Austin, TX. Gabriel Cristóver Pérez/KUT hide caption

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Goodwill Helps 43-Year-Old Finally Get Her High School Diploma

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In a recent study from National Center for Education Statistics found even after controlling for academic achievement in high school, black and Latino students attend selective institutions at far lower rates and drop out of college more often. Cesar Okada/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Hannah Vanderkooy demonstrates the napping pod she uses at Las Cruces High School in Las Cruces, N.M. Joe Suarez for NPR hide caption

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Stressed-Out High Schoolers Advised To Try A Nap Pod

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Parents, students and supporters of Chicago Public Schools teachers gather at a press conference in 2016 near Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home. Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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In an image from the first Foxfire book, students in 1969 look on as Hobe Beasley, John Hopper and Hopper's wife suspend a hog for finishing the work of scalding and scraping. Courtesy of The Foxfire Fund, Inc. hide caption

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Snap surged Thursday in its first day of trading, with shares jumping more than 40 percent from Wednesday's IPO pricing. Among the day's big winners was a small Silicon Valley high school. Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Colin Ozeki, a high school student with autism, is on track to graduate this year from Millennium Brooklyn High School with an advanced diploma. Amy Pearl/WNYC hide caption

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Getting Students With Autism Through High School, To College And Beyond

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Gavin Grimm, a transgender teen, at home in Gloucester, Va. The Supreme Court will take up transgender rights for the first time, deciding whether the school board may block Grimm from using the boys' bathroom at his high school. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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For Kids, Anxiety About School Can Feel Like 'Being Chased By A Lion'

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Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C., was the scene of a disturbing arrest Monday, setting off a flurry of online comments and outrage. Courtesy Google Maps/Google Maps hide caption

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Single-belled baritones and euphoniums line the ceiling of the V&E Simonetti Historic Tuba Collection to make room for the bigger instruments on the floor and walls. Aiyana Simonetti-Poe/Courtesy of V & E Simonetti Historic Tuba Collection hide caption

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A Museum With Nearly 300 Brass Horns: You've Gotta See It Tuba-lieve It

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Wilkinsburg High School's class of 2016, its last graduating class after over a century in operation. Shereen Marisol Meraji/NPR hide caption

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Episode 13: Struggling School, Or Sanctuary?

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Daja Moorer performs an original monologue acting as the Hull House founder Jane Addams at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Moorer chose to portray Jane Addams for Portraits Alive! because of the mysterious nature of the portrait. Ruby Wallau/NPR hide caption

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